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Offline Davidg1230   gb

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Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
on: August 10, 2020, 02:16:39 pm
August 10, 2020, 02:16:39 pm
Hello, I know I should introduce myself in the Newbie section but I'd like some advice on which bike I should purchase.  Long story short, Ive just sold my 2016 Triumph Bonneville T100 black and now looking to come back to the Ducati brand (had previously an S2r800 Monster and 796 Monster) I live in central London and whilst the Triumph was perfect for the commute and short weekend trips, I'm looking for a Multistrada for longer, more comfortable journeys.

My main question is should I be looking at the 950 or 1200? I guess it depends on my budget which isn't really fixed but probably between 8-9k is sensible. For this I could get a 2108 950 with under 10k miles or an older 2016 1200 with similar miles. I prefer the look of the 1200 but know the 950 would make a better commuting bike, am I correct? I'm not a fan of the grey/silver cast wheels on some of the 950's and prefer the look of the spoked/black rim wheels. Touring panniers aren't really needed but I really want a centrestand and heated grips as I do ride all year around (only average about 2k miles a year though!). I'd love the newer white/red 950s but can't justify the uplift in budget. So given my budget, what should I be getting? Don't say Tiger/F850Gs or Africa Twin :018: as I've ridden all of these but really want another Ducati and the Multistrada seems to fit the bill perfectly.

Thanks for any advice in advance, regards, David


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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 04:28:29 pm
    August 10, 2020, 04:28:29 pm
    I recently bought a2018 with touring pack (panniers, centre stand and heated grips) with 4200 miles for 9000 from a dealer.
    I really like the bike, dont see the need for the electronic suspension as the standard model has fully adjustable front and rear suspension. (Preload, compression and rebound)
    Loads of power as far as I am concerned and how often are you going to use the extra power of the 1200 ??
    Best and only thing to do though is go and have a test ride and then you can make an informed choice.
    Happy hunting, let us know how you go.

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 04:52:43 pm
    August 10, 2020, 04:52:43 pm
    Was that from a Ducati Dealer? I'm assuming a 2018 didn't come with any manufacturers warranty but some dealers do offer a 3 month, I guess that is worth having?

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 01:43:10 am
    August 11, 2020, 01:43:10 am
    First of all David  :400: there are lots of 2017-18 950 at dealers with the extras your looking for @ 9k or below, just a matter of looking
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 09:09:20 am
    August 11, 2020, 09:09:20 am
    *Originally Posted by Davidg1230 [+]
    Was that from a Ducati Dealer? I'm assuming a 2018 didn't come with any manufacturers warranty but some dealers do offer a 3 month, I guess that is worth having?

    No it was from an independent dealer. I hit a bit lucky with warranty as the previous owner had taken out the extended warranty so it's covered until August 2021😊😊
    Not 100% sure but if it's main dealer approved used it will have 12 months warranty.
    When I was looking for one there were plenty out there around the same price.
    Look on eBay - here's one I just found.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DUCATI-MULTISTRADA-950-TOURING/184381820579?hash=item2aee034ea3:g:MUgAAOSwNlpfIsrp
    Last Edit: August 11, 2020, 09:13:57 am by Gary

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 09:15:08 am
    August 11, 2020, 09:15:08 am
    Thanks Gary, thats what I'm hoping for, someone has extended the warranty or I buy from a main dealer gives 3/6 months additional cover. I'd almost forgo some of the options to get a newer 2019 with warranty left. A centrestand could be replaced with a paddock stand and bobbins. Heated grips is more of an issue as I'm not to keen on a set of Oxford grips. Can heated grips be added by Ducati at the dealer retrospectively? how much for (in the UK).

    As for bikes, I'm looking everyday on Ebay and Autotrader for a red, spoked bikes and can see a few there, all under 9k. Just mulling over the best options. I don't need the bike immediately so can be a little picky on find that perfect spec.
    Last Edit: August 11, 2020, 09:18:00 am by Davidg1230

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 05:46:58 pm
    August 11, 2020, 05:46:58 pm

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 09:55:01 pm
    August 12, 2020, 09:55:01 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gary [+]

    I really like the bike, dont see the need for the electronic suspension as the standard model has fully adjustable front and rear suspension. (Preload, compression and rebound)
    Loads of power as far as I am concerned and how often are you going to use the extra power of the 1200 ??
    Best and only thing to do though is go and have a test ride and then you can make an informed choice.
    Happy hunting, let us know how you go.

    + 1, and do not forget the weight difference between a 1200+ and a 950...that's noticeable during everyday ride in handling the bike


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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 07:44:40 am
    August 13, 2020, 07:44:40 am
    I know it's a big step up in price but you really should consider the 950s. The resale value on a 2018 in a couple of years when you decide to move on will be next to nothing. The additional equipment you get with the "S" model is really worth a look in my opinion.
    All LED lighting with cornering lights.
    Electronic Suspension (arguably the best system out there)
    Lean Angle Abs (massive safety upgrade, especially in the rain)
    Cruise control (never thought I needed this till I had it. Absolutely love it!)
    TFT full colour display. This will help with resale value. People really look for colour displays when purchasing.
    hydraulic clutch.
    keyless fob (thought this would be a bit of a gimmick, it's brilliant! I won't buy another bike without it. So convenient)
    electronic steering lock
    Haven't had myself or heard of any issues with the fuel gauge on 2019+ models.
    Ducati is offering 4 year warranty on new models. I got it on a 2019 demo bike. Something to consider.

    Just my 2 cents on the topic.
    Good Luck with your purchase!!!
     
    Last Edit: August 13, 2020, 07:48:05 am by Kibo

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    Re: Which Multistrada to Buy - Looking for my next bike?
    Reply #9 on: August 18, 2020, 05:02:06 pm
    August 18, 2020, 05:02:06 pm
    I always say (always saying it, ask anybody); two up consider the 1200, solo the 950 is more than enough. The 1260 is a BIG bike, I've commuted on one and was glad to arrive. I'd go for the 950s, the updates are well worth it over the older 950  :305:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.